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Roger Goldammer Photo Gallery
Trouble really caught our eye at Bonneville. The green paint is a perfect match and the spoked wheels with cream-colored rims, as The Dude might say, 'really tie the bike together.'
Photos of the 2007 Trouble by Roger Goldammer.
Custom Builder Roger Goldammer
Goldammer's Build-Off competition was this homage to the Vincent Black Shadow from So-Cal builder Matt Hotch.
Keeping the main spars and swingarm from the original Honda, Goldammer had to get creative cutting and welding the aluminum frame to fit his designs.
Two KTM radiators were sourced for 'ExperiMental' with Goldammer putting his mark on them by forming them to his desired shape.
Goldammer Cycle Works is a Canadian operation, based out of British Columbia.
At Bonneville the Canadian was racing one of his latest custom creations, as well as taking time to chat and pose for pictures with curious pit-lane fans.
While we were tagging around Goldammer's pit at Bonneville, he and his crew were tinkering with all the high-end electronics to dial in the maximum horsepower to wind it out on the Salt Flats and win the Biker Build-Off.
Goldammer looks the part of a custom builder but laid back and approachable.
Goldammer is known for his front end designs and 'ExperiMental' displays the prowess which earned him a 2006 B.C. Creative Acheivement Award.
Goldammer's 'ExperiMental' is a wicked looking piece of machinery.
This is how 'ExperiMental's' fuel tank looked at Bonneville. Those who saw the Biker Build-Off episode know how the skull decor on the original was nixed by Goldammer.
The powerplant for 'ExperiMental' comes from the world of superkart racing in the form of a Tandem-Twin BRC 250cc two-stroke.
Ceramic composite brakes were just one of the many high-end components Goldammer rattled off during our brief interview.
The dual radiator design on 'ExperiMental' shows Goldammer's flair for innovation. The 38-year-old designer took a pair of KTM radiators and formed each one to its curved shape.
The British Columbia builder was at the event participating in Discovery Channel's Biker Build-Off with a different machine.
Data aquistion and electronic gadgetry provide info for Goldammer and you could tell he enjoyed tinkering with the new systems.
Not your typical CR250R controls.
We're betting this is the only CR250R frame to sport carbon fiber wheels.
Not your typical two-stroke motor, Goldammer's land-speed racer's powerplant was armed with data acquisition software.
Our interview with Goldammer took place as the builder was trying to squeeze the maximum hp out of the BRC 250 two-stroke motor. After all he was trying to win a Biker Build-Off.
The two-stroke exhaust of Goldammer's 'ExperiMental'.
The Honda CR250R, a two-stroke design which the Goldammer described at 'the most successful dirtbike ever built.'
Goldammer's inspiration for his Bonneville land-speed racer, 'ExperiMental', was Honda's CR250R.
Goldammer was victorious in his Biker Build-Off challenge, piloting his two-stroke land-speed racing
'ExperiMental' to a top speed of 128.774 mph.
We aren't the only ones to rave about 'Trouble' as it won the builder-judged 2005 AMD Bike Show.
A Magneto kickstart gives 'Trouble' some old-school flair - it is also the only way to turn over the one-of-a-kind powerplant.
Front suspension on 'Trouble' is a bit deceptive. The top part of the girder-looking suspension is actually a rocker arm that activates a hidden shock placed inside the neck of the frame.
Goldammer wanted to stick to the pea-shooter board-track roots with a girder front end, but with a modern twist.
Roger Goldammer: 'I couldn't really test this out until the whole thing was finished. If the blown single-cylinder thing didn't work, well, the whole thing might have been scrapped. Pretty hard to do on someone else's dime.'
A closer look at the 'Trouble' front end.
See, there really are taillights on Goldammer's 'Trouble.' You have to know just what you're looking at to see them, however. Even when they're activated, you couldn't be blamed for missing them.
There they are. I told you there were taillights!
See the taillights on 'Trouble'?
Trouble' is a rigid rear frame.
Sprocket or brake rotor? How about both!
Roger Goldammer builds bikes out of his British Columbia based Goldammer Cycle Works shop.
Goldammer's seemless craftsmanship is everywhere, including the multi-chamberd fuel tank.
Looking at 'Trouble' from the front, the bike almost sports a preying mantis look... Maybe it's just us though.
'Trouble's' front wheel with brake. As you would expect the brake lines are hardly visible, routed through the frame when possible.
The powerplant on 'Trouble' displays Goldammer's bold initiative, as he halved an H-D Twin-cam Evolution to make a Single and added a Rotrex supercharger in place of the absent rear cylinder.
Mirrors on a custom bike? But of course.
As Goldammer worked on his land-speed racing 'Trouble' kept pit gazers happy.
We ran into Roger Goldammer's 'Trouble' when the board-track inspired design was on display at last year's Bonneville Speed Trials.
Another look at 'Trouble's' one-off powerplant and supercharger. Note the license plate holder.
Hotch's bike topped out quite a bit lower at 99.728 mph, but the Vincent homage did look spectacular doing it.
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